Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Making Waves December 6, 2013

Seminars & Defenses

Friday, December 6, 1 pm, Burt 193. Ph.D. Thesis Defense: Mr. Matthew Loewen(Ph.D., Geology, Advisor: Adam Kent). "Volatile Mobility of Trace Metals in Volcanic Systems"

Job Opportunity

Faculty of Science, Oceanography Department, Dalhousie University

The Department of Oceanography at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada is respected internationally for its strong interdisciplinary training and research in ocean science. Since 2011, the Department has hosted CERC.OCEAN, the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Ocean Science and Technology (www.dal.ca/cercocean) which is developing new approaches to observe the changing ocean and study ocean processes. In association with this CERC.OCEAN group, Dalhousie University is seeking a motivated individual to fill a new ocean research chair to be held in the Department of Oceanography: Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Ocean Chemistry - The department is looking for applicants in all fields of observational/field-oriented ocean chemistry that complement existing strengths. The candidate should have a PhD degree, postdoctoral experience and a research track record that is exceptional for his/her career stage. It is anticipated that the appointment will be tenure-stream and made at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate classes in marine science and/or environmental chemistry and to develop a vigorous and creative research program with external funding.

Applications can be submitted at any time, preferably before March 15, 2014 and consist of a curriculum vitae, list of publications, a summary of research interests, a research proposal (no more than 3 pages), a statement of teaching interests and experience, and names and contact information of at least three referees. The completed application should be sent to: Chair, Ocean Chemistry Search,Oceanography Department, Dalhousie University, 1355 Oxford Street, PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2, Canada, Email

AGU Opportunity

Faculty / Students attending AGU: CEOAS will have a showcase booth (#1114) at AGU this year.  This is a great opportunity to promote your own science, connect with the AGU community as well as support the College.  If you have one hour to participate in the booth to meet with visitors, that would be greatly appreciated.  To review opportunities go to: http://tinyurl.com/q588l79

Friends of the Beaver AGU

Friends of the Beaver AGU will be held on Wednesday, Dec 11th from 6:00 - 8:00pm at Jillian's at Metreon, 175 Fourth Street. The event will be held in their private lounge and each attendee will receive two drink tickets for beer or wine. Soda and iced tea will be available along with a menu of snacks served on a flow basis. Spinach dip, cheese, vegetables, hummus, nothing fancy.

CEOAS Proposal Submissions

CEOAS Proposal Submissions – Routing in Cayuse Please make sure you select one of the following when routing your proposal in Cayuse: For most researchers, the org is either:

  • 261220  CEOAS Geosciences
  • 261120  CEOAS Oceanic and Atmos Science

If you are in OCCRI, OOI, Ship Ops, etc. the org should be:

  • 261150  CEOAS Climate Center
  • 261140  CEOAS Ocean Observing Initiative
  • 261130  CEOAS Oceanic Satellite Studies
  • 262010  CEOAS RCRV Regional Class Research Vessel
  • 262000  CEOAS Ship Operations

DO NOT select anything else.  If you select another org, your proposal will not be routed properly. Questions?  Please email proposals@coas.oregonstate.edu

Cayuse Offline 8 Hours Saturday

Cayuse will be unavailable on Saturday, Dec. 7, for 8 hours beginning at 10 am for system upgrades.

Giving Tree

In CEOAS tradition, we have our holiday Giving Tree now in the CEOAS lounge. This is an opportunity for those who are interested to purchase a gift for a child in need. There are plenty of tags to go around and a list of age appropriate gift suggestions. Please return the unwrapped gift to the holiday tree before December 13th.

Salmon Bowl

On February 28th 2014, high school students from Oregon, Idaho, and Northern California are coming to Corvallis for two nights to compete in the annual regional Salmon Bowl competition. In the past, we have been able to cover travel and lodging for participating schools to make this an equal-opportunity event, but our current financial situation makes this very difficult. In light of this challenge, we are looking towards our wonderful Corvallis community to offer up a bed or two to one or more of these students, or coaches, so that we can keep their costs down. Please email Saskia at salmonbowl.nosb@gmail.com if you are interested in being a host for two nights!

Holiday Closures

The holidays are upon us! Keep these closures in mind:

CEOAS Accounting will be closed December 24th and 25th.
New Year's Day, the University will also be closed.
OSU HOLIDAY Schedule for 2013-2014: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/holidays

We will keep you posted with any changes or additions.

Where in the World Is R/V Oceanus?

Oceanus Webcam

Photo of the Week

photo of the week
CEOAS's Chris Holm and Walt Waldorf were out to sea on the WHOI vessel RV Knorr, about 75 miles offshore getting ready to deploy this large buoy - part of the Ocean Observatories Pioneer Array when this snowy owl landed on top of the buoy. He stayed with the boat for the next couple days.

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